FAQ

    • –   You can always quickly determine with which kontakts you have previously decided to share your contact information, and are able to terminate that connection at any moment you wish.
    • –   You must always affirmatively accept connection requests before any private information is shared through the site, regardless of whether you choose Standard Mode or Incognito Mode.
    • –   In Standard Mode, if a new user sees your account online, they will only see your picture, your name, and the city in which you live; all private information will be hidden until and unless a “konnekt request” is sent, received, and accepted.
    • –   In Incognito Mode, you can remain completely hidden on the site – your account will not show up in search results or in “friends of friends” lists.


  • Tell those people to join!

  • But, while waiting for them to join, you can keep track of your friends that have not yet signed up for Kontakt by manually updating their information in your Local Kontakt book. Your Local Kontakt book seamlessly integrates with other data automatically maintained on Kontakt.

  • And, Kontakt continuously checks your Local Kontakt book against all the other information posted elsewhere on the site – so that if the friends that you enter as Local Kontakts later join the site, Kontakt will notify you and suggest that you konnekt and directly share information.


  • All members must always affirmatively accept konnektion requests before any private information is shared through the site, regardless of whether in Standard Mode or Incognito Mode.

  • In Standard Mode – your friends will be able to find you on Kontakt, as your name / photo / city could appear in search results and/or be presented as a friend of a friend.

  • In Incognito Mode – you will have an added layer of security. Your name will not show up in search results, and your name / picture will not be shown to friends of your friends.


  • No catch. Right now, we do not make any money. In the future, we could add additional features, at which point we would charge a small fee.

  • We originally created the site to conveniently share current contact information between our large extended family. We figured if our family found the website helpful, others might too.


  • In Standard Mode – your friends will be able to find you on Kontakt, as your name / photo / city could appear in search results and/or be presented as a friend of a friend.

  • In Incognito Mode – you will have an added layer of security. Your name will not show up in search results, and your name / picture will not be shown to friends of your friends.


  • Color Status Description
    Green Konnekted Kontakt A konnekt request has been sent by one user, and accepted by the other user. If one user updates their personal contact information, the other user will be automatically updated / notified (and vice versa)
    Grey Local Kontakt A user has manually input this information, and this information is visible only to the user that entered it. This data is not shared anywhere else on the site. For each individual user, Local Kontakts (grey) and Konnekted Kontakts (green) can be used interchangeably in Lists and elsewhere on the site.
    Yellow Local Kontakt, who has since joined Kontakt If Bob’s personal email address or phone number matches an email address or phone number stored in Ken’s Local Kontakt, Bob will turn yellow in Ken’s Kontakt Book.

    Furthermore, once Bob enters this information that matches Ken Local Kontakt record, Ken will get a notice from Kontakt that Bob has joined Kontakt, and Ken will be suggested to konnekt with Bob.
    Blank No Konnektion Other users (in Standard Mode) which have no connection to a given user, that show up in either search results, or as friends of friends
  •       –       Without Kontakt, sending an annual Holiday Card to ~100 people looks like:
    •                   ⚪     During the year, keep track of addresses as friends move
    •                   ⚪     As year-end approaches, send out the dreaded “Can you remind me of your latest address” email
    •                   ⚪     When it’s time to send the cards, manually transcribe addresses onto envelopes or printer labels
    •                   ⚪     Drop cards in the mail, then wait to see how many are returned to sender
    •                   ⚪     Collect cards returned to sender, update address, and re-send (or try again next year)
  •       –       With Kontakt, sending an annual Holiday Card to ~100 people looks like:
    •                   ⚪     Create a Holiday Card List, and drag-and-drop the relevant people from your Kontakt Book
    •                   ⚪     As those people move, their new addresses sync automatically in your List
    •                   ⚪     When it’s time to send the cards, export addresses directly onto printer labels
    •                   ⚪     Drop cards in the mail
  •       –       Which sounds easier to you?
    • –       Click Export to generate a list of emails, automatically preformatted to copy/paste directly into a new email
    • –       Click Export to PDF to generate a PDF, automatically preformatted to print mailing addresses onto printer labels


  • Use the Lists tool to help facilitate group communication. Drag-and-drop people from your Kontakt Book into a specific List, and then export whatever information you need from that List. Export mailing addresses to printer labels for physical invitations. Export email addresses to electronic invitations.

  • Later, if your friends change their contact information, the new information will automatically sync to the List.


  • If you want your friends and family to find you on Kontakt, best to set your account to Standard Mode. This way, your name / photo / city could be shown to:

    •     –       People that enter your contact information into the search bar on the “Add Kontakts” page
    •     –       The friends of your friends
  • If you prefer a higher level of security and set your privacy settings to “Incognito Mode”, none of your information is shared in these ways.

    •     –       Private users can still peak out from behind their security wall, and send outbound requests to connect with others that are visible on the site.


    •     –       If a friend that you previously entered into your Local Kontakt book later joins the site, Kontakt will automatically suggest that you konnekt
    •     –       If Bob is konnekted to Peter, and if you are konnekted to Peter, Bob will show up on Peter’s kontakt page as a friend of a friend (or a “kontakt’s konnektion”)
    •     –       If you enter Bob’s email address / phone number / mailing address into the search bar on the “Add Kontakts” page, you will see Bob’s name, picture, and city (and will be able to send a request to konnekt)
      • ⚪       And note the last two options only work if Bob is signed up in Standard Mode


  •       –       A mobile app, so that you can take Kontakt to go
  •       –       Sync your phone contacts to Kontakt, so your phone numbers are always current (and backed-up if you lose your phone)
  •       –       Import bulk contacts from Gmail Contacts, Outlook Contact Book, or others
  •       –       An ability to keep in touch with college, nonprofits, and other institutions important to you
  •       –       An ability to keep in touch with (and receive targeted benefits / promotions from) brands important to you
  •       –       And most importantly… and features that you suggest to admin@kontakt.directory!